Akash Network’s MAINNET 2 decentralized open-source cloud now live

Akash Network has successfully launched Akash MAINNET 2, a decentralized open source cloud platform...

Akash Network's MAINNET 2 decentralized open-source cloud now live

Akash Network, a project out of Overclock Labs, today confirmed the successful launch of Akash MAINNET 2, an open-source cloud and viable decentralized cloud alternative to centralized cloud providers like Amazon Web Services, Google Cloud, and Microsoft Azure.

Empowering developers to break free from the limitations of traditional cloud infrastructure, Akash MAINNET 2 accelerates growth and scale in the blockchain ecosystem by users to decentralize their cloud infrastructure, deploying apps faster, more efficiently, and at a lower cost.

Through Akash’s platform, individuals, companies, and data centers with underutilized computing capacity will also be able to monetize and lease their cloud compute to those who need it, recouping the high costs of server maintenance and capital expenditure.

Recently, Akash announced an integration with Equinix Metal, the world’s largest data center and colocation infrastructure provider with 220 data centers in 25 countries, to expand access to global, low-latency, and powerful cloud infrastructure.

For the first time, developers will be able to launch applications such as DeFi apps, blogs, games, data visualizations, block explorers, blockchain nodes, and other blockchain network components on a decentralized cloud. Akash has announced integrations and partnerships with Tendermint, Cosmos, Cosmos’s Interchain Foundation, Inter-Blockchain Communication (IBC), Solana, Kava, and Chainlink.

“With the ongoing pandemic, we’re seeing more of people’s lives and work moving to the cloud. In the $370+ billion cloud computing market, MAINNET 2 provides a decentralized, faster, more efficient, and lower-cost option in the market. Akash MAINNET 2 propels our vision to enable high-growth blockchain companies and developers a viable alternative to centralized cloud services.”
– Greg Osuri, CEO of Akash Network

2-3 times lower in cost than the market, Akash’s serverless computing platform is compatible with all cloud providers and applications that run on the cloud, easily integrating with a company’s existing technology stack. Leveraging containerization technology and a unique proof-of-stake model to accelerate adoption, Akash MAINNET 2 provides a faster, more efficient, and lower cost cloud built for the blockchain ecosystem at large, including decentralized finance (DeFi), applications (dApps), validators, and organizations (DAO’s) with unprecedented scale, flexibility, and price performance.

Main features of Akash MAINNET 2 include:

“Having previously worked with product engineering–both open-source and proprietary, I’ve experienced first-hand the constraints of centralized cloud services. I’m excited to bring MAINNET 2 to market with a Uniswap-style experience to cloud deployments in a cost-efficient, permissionless, censorship-resistant, and non-custodial way.”
– Adam Bozanich, CTO of Akash Network

Akash Network is a proof-of-stake chain, built on Cosmos Hub, that leverages Akash Token (AKT), a native utility token, to govern, secure the blockchain, and provide a store and exchange of value.

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